SOURCE: Diskeeper Corporation

February 12, 2009 13:13 ET

Fully Automatic Defrag Extends Precious Hardware Life

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - February 12, 2009) - These days, companies need equipment to last as long as possible. If something breaks down, it needs to be fixed and gotten back on the line; replacement is the last possible option. This goes for factory equipment, company vehicles, office equipment such as copiers and fax machines -- and, of course, computer equipment.

Computer equipment holds a special place in the above list, as computer systems are the intelligence backbone of the company. Every function including personnel assignment, payroll, sales, inventory, accounting and many more are at least partially supported by the computer, if not completely automated. With such a large part of a corporation's operations dependent on them, it is even more vital that these systems remain up and running and long as possible; costs for server or workstation replacement may very well not be in the current budget.

One factor that can seriously impede hardware life -- specifically hard drives -- is file fragmentation, which can cause common reliability issues such as system hangs and even crashes. When files are in tens, hundreds or even thousands of fragments (not at all uncommon), retrieving a single file becomes a considerable tax on already strained system resources.

Disk head movement is increased by the need to access data contained in fragmented files. The more disk head movement, the less mean time between failures (MTBF) will be experienced, shortening hard drive life.

Today, the best method of completely eliminating fragmentation is with Diskeeper® 2009 the fully automatic defrag software. Because Diskeeper 2009 operates invisibly, in the background, consistently maintaining disks in a fragmentation-free state, drive life is maximized. Many sites the world over have replaced traditional scheduled defrag methods -- which can no longer keep up with today's fragmentation rates -- with Diskeeper Corporation's fully automatic solution.

"Diskeeper keeps our systems running optimally, minimizes disk activity overall and has kept them running smoothly 2, 3, 4 or more years beyond their expected 'mean time between failure' disk life," said David Bilodeau, Technical Services for a large telecommunications company in Richardson, Texas. "I personally have used Diskeeper on these many systems plus a personal system since 2001 and have not had a single drive failure."

A key factor in Diskeeper software's effectiveness is its proprietary InvisiTasking® technology. InvisiTasking allows Diskeeper software to defrag whenever and wherever possible, using only otherwise-idle system resources. Hence there is never a negative performance hit due to defrag, and no scheduling is ever required.

"Users who were complaining of slow system performance, who then got Diskeeper, were happy to report much better and continued excellent performance when Diskeeper was installed," Bilodeau concluded.

Today extending hardware life is vital. Diskeeper 2009 goes a long way to help guarantee that life for enterprises everywhere.

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